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BOYLE, Robert.

The Works.

In six volumes. To which is prefixed the life of the author. A new edition.

London, Printed for J. and F. Rivington, L. Davis, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Payne (& 11 others in London), 1772 Stock Code: 135989
£9,750.00

Contemporary russia

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A handsome collected edition of the works of the chemist Robert Boyle, attractively bound in contemporary russia, profusely illustrated with scientific diagrams, and here in very desirable condition. Lowndes calls this the "best edition"; the first collection of Boyle's works was published in 1699 under Richard Boulton's editorship, followed by Thomas Birch's more complete edition in 1744, with this being the revised second Birch edition, the first in quarto format (Boulton's being in octavo, and the 1744 Birch edition in folio).

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Description

6 volumes, quarto (292 x 225 mm). Contemporary russia, spines lettered in gilt, spine compartments and covers ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, yellow edges.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece to vol. I, diagrams in text, 24 engraved plates on 16 sheets (most folding)

Condition

Expert restoration to joints and spine ends, a few very minor marks and patches of scuffing to bindings, contents lightly toned and soiled with occasional faint foxing, some creasing towards ends of books, yet still overall an excellent set.

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